Sunday, March 6, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 337

Honourary VPC member Glenn Garside from Australia told me that he recently acquired a 2022 Special Edition (SE) Lamy 'Al-Star' fountain pen, so I asked him if he wouldn't mind photographing it next to the other silvery Al-Star' fountain pens in his collection. 

He was happy to do so, so here's his photo showing how similar it is to some of the others:

(photo courtesy of Glenn G ~ please click on image to enlarge)

     Photo above, left to right:

  • Lamy Al-Star SE 2022 White-Silver
  • Lamy Al-Star SE 2006 Bastian Schweinsteiger signature edition
  • Lamy Al-Star Aluminium - regular edition colour; first appeared 1997, discontinued 2015.
  • Lamy Al-Star Graphite - regular edition colour; first appeared in 2008
  • Lamy Al-Star SE 2016 - 50 Years of Design

Glenn adds: "Apart from the fact that it has a silver tone clip, I would be hard put to pick the new White-Silver from the original Al-Star, which is disappointing."

It is interesting that the Al-Star SE for 2022 (the White Silver) most closely resembles the Aluminium, the very first Al-Star colour.The latter pen came out exactly 25 years ago, so perhaps the 2022 SE colour was a tip of the hat to the Aluminium on this special anniversary?
In any case, our thanks to Glenn for sending in his photo for our blog (and a happy 25th birthday to the Lamy 'Al-Star' :)

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